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IBM Launches Power Private Cloud Rack Solution

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IBM has announced the Power Private Cloud (PPC) Rack solution, an open hybrid cloud offering based on IBM and Red Hat portfolios.

The solution combines an optimized stack of hardware and software to simplify the deployment of a private cloud environment. According to the company, the PPC Rack solution comes preconfigured and ready to go with all you need to inject modernization into your existing applications.

The PPC Rack solution is available in two deployment sizes: PPC Rack for new deployments includes three-node configuration, or more; and an IBM FlashSystem 5200, IBM Storage Networking SAN24B-6 switches, and an optional LAN switch.

It contains Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8, IBM PowerVM Enterprise Edition, IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP), and Red Hat OpenShift OpenShift Container Storage (OCS).

PPC Rack starter deployment contains single-node configuration; network File System (NFS) storage only; and includes RHEL 8, PowerVM, PowerVC, and Red Hat OCP.

The PPC Rack solution helps clients achieve a shorter time to value as compared to traditional Power alternatives with a simplified infrastructure purchase experience, the company added.